The English and Swahili-language movie takes its identify from its heroine Mvera, which is the Swahili phrase for blessing.
She embarks on campaign towards corrupt management in her coast neighborhood outdoors Mombasa, when she uncovers an organ trafficking ring luring its victims with guarantees of labor overseas.
Her character is loosely impressed by Kenyan independence activist Mekatilili Wa Menza.
Linah Sande stars as Mvera with different solid members together with Patrick Owino, Hillary Namanje, Kibibi Salim, Susan Kadid and Carorita Mutua.
Rising director Anguka’s earlier credit the characteristic movie Zilizala and widespread telenovelas, the Showmax acquired Pete and Sanura.
Anguka additionally produces underneath the banner of Mombasa-based AR-Movie Manufacturing.
Mvera premiered in Mombasa on September 9 and is at present on large launch throughout Kenya.
The Kenyan Movie Fee introduced the selection on Wednesday.
Mvera was chosen from three submissions which additionally included William Okoth’s Unheard Voices and Wangechi Ngugi’s Shimoni, which world premiered on the Purple Sea Worldwide Movie Pageant and in addition performed in Rotterdam.
Producer Krysteen Savane, chairperson of Kenya’s Oscar Committee, stated she had been impressed by the standard of the submitted movies this 12 months.
“There’s a normal enchancment within the story and appearing,” she stated.
Kenya started submitting movies to the Oscars in 2012. Previous to Mvera, the nation has entered seven movies however has by no means been nominated.
Latest Kenyan Oscar hopefuls have included Gilbert Lukalia’s Mission To Rescue and Andrew Kaggia’s TeraStorm.